After airing only two episodes, the ABC television network has cancelled it's risque "soap opera"-like biblical saga "Of Kings and Prophets."
Said to be inspired by the Bible's Old Testament, the drama sparked controversy due to its graphic sex and violence, which prompted the Parents Television Council to issue a warning to advertisers on March 1. PTC president Tim Winter sees the cancellation as a victory.
"We're very delighted in that decision made by ABC," Winter told The Christian Post on Friday. "We certainly question why they would ever put it on the air to begin with, but the good news is it has received a death sentence just two weeks in." more >>
"God's Not Dead 2," the sequel to the $100 million grossing 2014 faith-based film "God's Not Dead," hits theaters Easter weekend, with actor David A.R. White responding to a popular atheist's questioning of the film's validity.
"It's an interesting thing, because, if it wasn't real, why do they get so offended by it?" White asked TheBlaze on Wednesday. "I don't think it would annoy people if it wasn't true."
White, who is also the founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, which produced "God's Not Dead 2," continued, "At the end of 'God's Not Dead 1' and even part two, we throw up about 50 different court cases that are dealing with similar issues right now." more >>
The knife that was found buried in incarcerated former American football player O.J. Simpson's estate has reportedly been found to carry no DNA fragments.
The news comes from TMZ, which claims that detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department have come to a dead end in their investigation into the knife. Its discovery marked the first break in the Nicole Brown murder case since Simpson was acquitted of all criminal charges in the 1995 case.
A construction worker found the knife buried in the backyard of Simpson's Rockingham estate and handed it to a retired LAPD police officer who was reportedly doing traffic control in the area at the time. The officer then took the buck knife with a 5" blade home, placed it in his tool box, and forgot about it for the next dozen or so years. The knife was turned over to the LAPD earlier this month. more >>
A 78-year-old nun was caught on surveillance video stealing toiletries and snacks from a grocery store near Berwick, Pennsylvania, Monday.
The nun, identified as Agnes Pennino, was spotted by fellow shoppers at Surplus Outlet stuffing $23 worth of coffee, soap and shampoo into grocery bags she had concealed in her purse.
Store managers used surveillance video to identity the license plate on Pennino's car, which was traced to the Saints Cyril and Methodius Convent, the nun's home located in Danville. more >>
It was heartfelt. It was funny. It was touching. A beautiful tribute given to the public karaoke-style by two members of that Thin Blue Line.
Two officers from the Palisade Police Department of Colorado performed a not quite lip-sync, not quite karaoke version of Journey's megahit ballad "Don't Stop Believing."
In a video uploaded to Facebook on the last day of February by the department itself, two officers give their all while seated in a squad car. more >>
The Church of England has been rocked by an independent report that found major failures within the church body when it comes to dealing with child sex abuse cases, prompting Anglican leaders to promise to implement changes.
"I was horrified to hear and read of the abuse suffered by the survivor in this case. It has clearly devastated his life. I apologize profusely for the failings of the Church towards him, and for the horrific abuse he suffered," the Bishop of Crediton, Sarah Mullally, responded to news of the Elliott Review on Tuesday.
"It has taken him years of heartache and distress to get his story heard and believed by those in authority and it is clear he has been failed in many ways over a long period of time. We should have been swifter to listen, to believe and to act. This report is deeply uncomfortable for the Church of England." more >>